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Swedish Economic Thought : Explorations and Advances - Lars Jonung

Swedish Economic Thought

Explorations and Advances

By: Lars Jonung (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1993
ISBN: 9780415054133
Number Of Pages: 247

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The impact of Swedish economists on the development of modern economic analysis has been profound. This volume contains twelve essays dealing with various aspects of the development of economics and economic thought from the mid- eighteenth century to the middle of the 20th century. Most of the essays cover the golden age of Swedish economics, the early decades of the 20th century, and deal with such figures as Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, Eli Heckscher, Bertil Ohlin, Erik Lindahl and Erik Lundberg. br br This study illustrates the constant involvement of Swedish economists in current affairs. Economists have taken an active part in practically every debate of importance in Sweden since the turn of the century. Those discussed here include the eight-hour workday, the New Economics of the 1930s, and forestry economics. Brinley Thomas, in the first account in English of the Stockholm School, emphasized the influence that professional economists appeared to have on public affairs. This study places emphasis on the consistency of attempts by Swedish economists to make public contributions. br br The book includes a chapter on an unpublished manuscript by Knut Wicksell which is reproduced in English for the first time.

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Acknowledgements
Introduction and Summary
Swedish Economic Thought in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 1
Pehr Niclas Christierninp. 16
The Existence of a Positive Rate of Interest in a Stationary State: A Wicksellian Enigmap. 33
Knut Wicksell on Forestry: A Notep. 46
The Swedish Economists, The Labour Movement and The 8-Hour Dayp. 66
The Economist as Popularizer: The Emergence of Swedish Economics 1900-30p. 82
Gosta Bagge: An Entrepreneur in Swedish Economicsp. 109
Erik Lindahl's Norm for Monetary Policyp. 125
Bertil Ohlin's Contributions to International Economicsp. 143
The Long Retreat: Gustav Cassel and Eli Heckscher on the 'New Economics' of the 1930sp. 156
The Development of the Swedish Contributions to the Inflationary Gap Analysisp. 195
Economics and Mathematics in Forest Economics: Some Swedish Contributionsp. 220
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780415054133
ISBN-10: 0415054133
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 1st April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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